DOUBLE CHINESE PEACH TREES.
(AXYGDALUS PERSICA; FLORE SEMIPLENO.)
Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:
The Chinese and Japanese have long been known to possess several fine double varieties of the common Peach-tree. Such plants appear in their rude drawings, among their embroidery, and upon their paper hangings. Travellers talk of the exquisite beauty of these things when tortured into dwarfness. They axe probably intended by Kaempfer under the name of Prunus flore rubro, and Prunus flore pleno, of which last 'he says : " This is cultivated because of the beauty and abundance of its flowers. The older and more distorted or deformed it is, the more is it prized." Thunberg speaks also of a single white and a donble red variety, adding that the Peach is cultivated every in gardens, because of the beauty of its floewrs.
Size: 8 ˝” x 11”
Paxton produced The Magazine of Botany, and Register of
Flowering Plants. This series of magazines was published in London 1834-1849.
During the years of 1850-1852, Paxton along with John Lindley published the rare
three-volume work: PAXTON’S FLOWER GARDEN. Represented are many exotic species
especially fine Orchids. They are often compared to the early volumes of Warner
and Williams, Orchid Album. The print offered for sale here is from this first
edition, which is a completely different product to the 1882 color printed
edition frequently found. These prints were produced using a zincographic
process along with hand coloring and have the plate markings Pinx & Zinc.